Now it’s March!
Time for another monthly status report!. 😀
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Starless Night: (Book 3 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold for revisions while revising Deceived drafts.
Changing Tides: (Book 4 of the Distant Horizon series). On hold with a rough draft at 50,000 words.
The Glitch Saga (Distant Horizon spin-off series): Goal is to eventually create a new cover and print edition for the complete collection edition. (On hold).
Galina’s Saga (Deceived) – (Distant Horizon spin-off series): I’m almost finished with revisions to the second book in the series. (12,000 words to go out of 55,000 words total). Once that’s done, I’ll hand it to Isaac for his notes. I’m not sure if I’ll switch projects while waiting for feedback or jump straight into revisions for the next book.
I’m debating whether or not to change the cover design for the series. I also plan to update blurbs/keywords/categories, and that sort of thing before release. I might even change the series title since I rarely call it “Galina’s Saga” and more frequently say “the Deceived series,” and I’m thinking something more genre-relevant might be a good change.
Lily’s Story: (Distant Horizon series spin-off/prequel novel) On hold. (Has outline).
Sky Runner: (Multiverse novel). On hold. (Has outline)
The Multiverse Chronicles: On hold. (Needs edits).
Little One: I got a few more of Isaac’s notes added to the manuscript, but there’s more to be added. After that, it will be on hold until I can start revisions.
TWB 4: (Book Four of The Wishing Blade series). Needs rough draft written. Needs updated outline. On hold.
Runes and Ravens (Stone and String 3): Needs outlining and revision. On hold.
The Secret in the Shadows: (Prequel novella for The Wishing Blade) On hold.
The Legends of Cirena – Collaborative Adventure Facebook Group: Ro’nor-Zynia cross-over is on hold. I plan to make revisions to everything already written to give myself a reminder of where everything’s at plot-wise, and then I’m thinking I’ll continue the voting process of story creation while finishing up this story.
The Wind Mage and the Wolf (“Livena (The Wind Mage of Maijev”) & Nuaka (“The Gryphon and the Mountain Bear”) cross-over / A Legends of Cirena short novel) : Now available! I got feedback from my beta-reader (who was awesome and read it on really short notice), I did a read-aloud with Isaac, made final edits, and then uploaded it to all stores. By the time it was complete, it came in at around 45,000 words.
As a small side project, I’ve been working on a short story following Joran’s point of view during the events of The Wind Mage and the Wolf. I’m debating offering it exclusively to the Wishing Blade Universe newsletter subscribers, at least to start with.
Legends of Cirena #8 (Hahven (The Cursed Halls of Kalecen) & Alia (The Scars of Her Past) cross-over / A Legends of Cirena novella) : Still deciding on a title and working on a cover design. (Got the base of it figured out, but it needs some tweaks to really be polished). I didn’t quite figure out the title and cover before I needed to submit the final version of The Wind Mage and the Wolf for publication. Once I have the title and cover finished, I’ll upload this for pre-order. I’m currently aiming to release it in July.
On the bright side, I did a preliminary read-through of the current draft, and I’m fairly happy with it. Next stage may be a read-aloud with Isaac to see if he thinks any of the areas need to be fleshed out, or if it’s good to go. Then I’ll need to run it through ProWritingAid and send it out to beta-readers.
“MOG”: On hold. (Needs revisions)
Changeling: (Huntress #2) Needs formatting for print. On hold.
Huntress 3: Needs rough draft completed. (Currently at 25,000 words) On hold. (Maybe finishing the last half could be an April Camp NaNo project? Haven’t decided yet).
Game Design: Officially, it’s on hold while Isaac’s working on his PhD. That said, Isaac’s been tinkering with some fantasy card game mechanics and a bunch of Daz artwork for that idea. Though it’s primarily for fun, it may eventually work its way into a polished game.
Also, as with the last few status reports, we still need product shots of updated Phalanx board for The Game Crafter so we can make that public again.
Space Adventure Comic: On hold until both of us have time to sit down at the same time and finalize panels for episode one.
Emberverse (Working Title): Revisions on hold. Needs title. Needs outline for “Season 2.”
Marketing: BookFunnel promos for March have been submitted to, and I’ve set up the weekly promo highlights for this blog. I still need to set up the paid newsletter promos for the month. I wanted to make sure I had the books of the Wishing Blade universe on Google Play before submitting to new ones.
Soon I’ll look over the results of the paid promos to see if I want to continue running those or hold off for now.
I uploaded the Wishing Blade universe books (Stone and String, The Wishing Blade, and Legends of Cirena) to Google Play. I’m thinking of doing a blog post to highlight those links. At this point, the only books not on Google Play are the Huntress series (currently Kindle exclusive, though I think after I’ve given the third book some time in KU, I’ll pull them from KU and distribute them wide), and 1000 Words/Ashes.
I set up a few more Huntress Amazon ads, but haven’t seen much of a result.
I still need to revise Amazon Ads for the UK and Germany. I also need to check book categories and keywords, and I need to cull the Wishing Blade Universe newsletter for inactive subscribers.
I’ve been continuing to read related fiction books (right now, YA dystopian stories), though I didn’t read quite as much non-fiction writing/marketing craft books as I would have liked.
Also, I’ve been working on business taxes. Note to self: This year, actually start inputting royalties monthly, rather than waiting to do it all at once.
LitRPG / GameLit Story: On hold. (Needs revisions and restructuring).
Other Stories: YA SciFi Alien Invasion/Dystopian Conspiracy short story revisions on hold.
SBibb’s Photographic Illustration: I still need to update the imagery on this blog and the Infinitas Publishing website banner.
Also, I finally remembered to buy some more dry erase markers when I visited the store. Now I can use my whiteboard again– and with pretty colors! 😀
Daz PA: Submitted another pose set to Daz, which released today! The SBibb Charismatic Bard Poses and Expressions for Torment 8.1 set! As a bonus, since it’s part of their March Madness sale, they included a special today where people who buy that set can also get one of my other sets free (the Wonder and Curiosity set or the Frog Prince set). I really like the setup. Anyway, the Charismatic Bard poses had been in the works for a little while, but was put on hold while working on the hearing aid pose set.
Now I’m working on promos for a character head morph set. We’ll see if it gets accepted once I submit it. (That one was even longer in the making, since I got distracted by other shiny projects. It was one of the sets I started putting together to apply to become a Daz PA).
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Happy writing and reading (Or 3D rendering if you’re into Daz)! 🙂